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SoccerWire.com Best-11 Players for November 2015 selected by readers

As the leading youth soccer news and information website turns nine years old, SoccerWire.com has launched a first-of-its-kind monthly Best-11 Players list to recognize the top performances in youth club soccer across the United States.

SoccerWire.com readers cast more than 85,000 votes over six days to select November’s best youth players from around the nation. A total of 74 players were on the ballot, with the top player – Audrey Bishop (Arundel Soccer Association – Maryland) garnering 8,500 votes. Twelve total players received over 5,400 votes, while an additional 11 received over 100.

SoccerWire.com Best 11 Players for November, 2015

(Complete List and Vote totals)

Bishop, Audrey – Defender
Arundel Soccer Association – Bethesda Premier Cup

Cripe, Molly – Midfielder
Vienna Youth Soccer – Capital Fall Classic

D’Aoust, Alicia – Forward
East Meadow SC – National Elite Women’s Soccer Showcase

Findlay, Caitlyn – Midfielder
North Union United SC – Bethesda Premier Cup

McGrath, Ethan – Goalkeeper
Virginia Soccer Association – National Premier Leagues

Patel, Raahi – Defender
Southwestern Youth Association – Capital Fall Classic

Pierce, Maggie – Defender
CASL – Disney Junior Showcase

Stein, Haley – Midfielder
FC Westchester – Bethesda Premier Cup

Tanner, Lauren – Defender
Springfield Youth Club – Washington Area Girls Soccer

Taylor, Ethan – Forward
Powhatan Soccer Association – Capital Fall Classic

Wilson, Lauren – Goalkeeper
Southwestern Youth Association – Capital Fall Classic

Players with more than 500 votes

(Complete List and Vote totals)

Cook, Gabby – Goalkeeper
Match Fit Academy – New York Premier League

Shultz, Lynsey* – Defender
North Union United SC – Bethesda Premier Cup

Wagner, Will – Defender
Virginia Soccer Association – National Premier Leagues

The list of 74 players was composed of editorial selection from all players submitted by coaches on SoccerWire.com’s weekly ‘Players That Impressed’ feature, where any player submitted by a team or club coach has their outstanding performance shared on the popular website.

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+Monthly Players That Impressed nomination form

“This is our first month using open voting like this and we clearly connected with our audience in a big way,” Said SoccerWire.com Publisher Chris Hummer. “What was really nice was to see so many defenders and goalkeepers receive the top voting, as those positions are frequently overlooked in lists of top players because aren’t as frequently involved in scoring as forwards and midfielders.”

Each player on the Best 11 list will receive a free player profile page on SoccerWire.com for the duration of their soccer careers.

“We are really excited to help travel team players, their clubs, and the events and leagues that host them gain the media exposure we feel they deserve,” continued Hummer. “While high school soccer is a great community tradition, it’s club soccer where players develop most of their game, and it’s the events they play in where college coaches do most of their scouting. I certainly believe club soccer deserves a lot more media focus, and we’re committed to leading that effort.”

While most of the players on this month’s list of 74 eligible were reported from East Coast clubs, leagues, and events, Hummer also emphasized that the list is open nationwide to any travel club competition. December’s list of Best 11 nominees is already taking shape on SoccerWire.com’s weekly Players That Impressed blog, with a large list expected at the end of the month due to all the holiday time college showcase events.

Voting for December’s Best 11 will begin on the 5th of January and run through the morning of the 15th.

*Player Lynsey Shultz was actually in the 11th position in voting as of the originally scheduled voting deadline of midnight, Thursday, December 17, but a software setting mistakenly allowed voting to continue into the morning of December 18.